We are deeply saddened at the passing of our beloved Head Rowing coach Nikolay Kurmakov.
For the past 27 years, Nik has been the wise, steady and consistent force behind Simmons Rowing. Not only did he bring Simmons rowing national and regional honors, he served so many Simmons student athletes. Our current team, his teams of many years past, the Simmons Athletic Staff and The Simmons community cannot believe he is no longer sitting behind his campus desk, driving his coaching launch along the Charles or standing on the boathouse dock.
Nik, we miss you in our hearts, and in our soul, we now carry you on.
Thank you for all you have given us.
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